Canon PowerShot SX70 HS - digital camera

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  • Digital camera
  • compact
  • 20.3 MP
  • 4K / 30 fps
  • 65x optical zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
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  • Digital camera
  • compact
  • 20.3 MP
  • 4K / 30 fps
  • 65x optical zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
With its incredible 65x Optical Zoom, image stabilization of up to 5 stops and 4K video recording, the PowerShot SX70 HS camera has you covered. From fun-filled family moments to once-in-a-lifetime travels and adventures, capture everything including faraway sights, ultra-wide vistas and spectacular, frame-filling, close-up macro shots like never before with a PowerShot SX-series camera. A bright and detailed electronic viewfinder combined with intuitive controls enable you to capture incredible moments as the opportunity presents itself.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS - digital camera is rated3.50 out of5 by2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly As AdvertisedThis camera is a great travel camera and performs exceedingly well for what it is designed to do. Part of the problem with the reviewers here is they are asking the camera to be what it is not. I have over 50 cameras and can honestly say few perform as advertised. It is a compromise between portability and light capturing. It is not a night camera at full lens extension. I am a semi-pro with 40 years of experience and only dreamed of a versatile camera like this in my kit. It is fun, convenient and versatile.
Date published: 2018-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Camera has been sent back for repair.I bought this camera (have had a 50X and loved it for several years to take on a birding trip in January. Unfortunately I had to send the camera back to replace theLCD screen which is cracked. I was disappointed that I did not have the camera for the trip.
Date published: 2019-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just testing against othersJust had supplied to me here in Spain, I have used the SX60 and SX50 now the 70I am pleased that the lens has been kept, others (Nikon) have just gone for longer and now the p1000 is just ridiculously long and suffers because of it, I used Nikon DSLRS and they are good but now because of age require lighter gear for my wildlife shots very easy to understand menu system if you have used a camera before very straightforward, fast focusing and crisp pictures.Don't think it is a DSLR because it is not, but saying that the images are not bad at all very comparable with the others of the same specifications overall I like it.
Date published: 2019-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BUILD QUALITY / SUB PAR IMAGESThis camera has a fantastic fit to it. The grip, the metal and the rubber are all at perfection. Now add a DIGIC 8 processor technology to this camera and this is really a stand-out leader in the simple Point & Shoot camera.... It performs.Well, it sort of performs...I've had minimal time with it (in fairness. I also come from Canon L-Series lens with great EOS SLR bodies. A sort of BMW in performance.So when I took on the SX70 HS, my expectations were high. Like everyone else, we need a quick POINT & SHOOT to do a job often.The camera is gifted with a sub-par 1/2 Inch CMOS sensor. I can stop right there and say that Canon had a nearly perfect high-end Point & Shoot and put a economy 4-cylinder engine in it with a really poor sensor. So not worthy of a basic CMOS sensor.Battery life seems acceptable (carry a spare). Strap is far too short (unless you are less than 5 ft).I can't find a filter yet. I can't even find the size.Canon has introduced a really great entry-level Point & Shoot camera but it lacks in its CMOS sensor which greatly affects the overall quailty of every shot you will take.
Date published: 2018-12-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bridge point shoot camera not happy with itI have bought several Canon point shoot cameras in the past. Thought I would upgrade from my SX730HS camera. I thought I would get better pictures with clearer pixels. I just got this delivered yesterday and after charging the battery took some full moon images. Most came out all blurry compared it to my SX730 which even thought that model tends to give blurry images it won over this SX70 camera. So I tried it again with moring sunrise images, and over 1/2 came out blurry and the focusing I noticed was automatically causing images to be blurry even thought I tried to keep it focus for clear shot. Nope. Changes the dial for different shutter speed and just not really happy with this for I need the fast point and shoot pictures and feel I will lose those shots with this camera. So going to send it back. Nice camera, but it isn't a true IMO a point and shoot camera. Besides the maximum megapixels lacks for the cost of this camera compared to SX730 camera. Both get blurry when zooming up the images. Not happy.
Date published: 2018-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cameraI have used the sx50 and 60 before so I got the 70 for the extra megapixels and what I found is the controls are all in great places, easy to find. The camera is a great size for traveling and for a full day of photography.
Date published: 2018-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from needs work :( maybe look back at A550 AND S3ISi took some photo and notice this fuzz and haze around the photo of that I was taking i can post some photos and you can see what I saw in this and hopefully canon would make the currents in future models if not this one the fuzz and haze was one issue and the other issue I have is that with this model you cannot set the fine and the normal yourself. it has to be done by the camera depending on the size you select and the file size are way too large for email, and especially if you are doing 100 to 50 photos at a time. who has time to stop and make those adjustments with a windows paint program on the PC when the camera should be doing that this SX70 camera offers only Still Images:1 16:9 – Large: 5184 x 2912; Medium: 3648 x 2048; Small: 2432 x 13682) 3:2 – Large: 5184 x 3456; Medium: 3648 x 2432; Small: 2432 x 16163) 4:3 – Large: 5184 x 3888; Medium: 3648 x 2736; Small: 2432 x 18244) 1:1 – Large: 3888 x 3888; Medium: 2736 x 2736; Small: 1824 x 1824this camera does not offer the option to use superfine. only fine and normal and that is the choice of the camera not you which is nice if you have a BIG printer doing things at one spot but what they fail to miss that most photos are emailed and no one has time to go thru 100 photos and do all that when this should be done by the camera, its why there are settings for this However I do love the zoom feature the size of the camera might be a wee bit too big. guess I was so use to my old S3 ISA550Still Images: 640 x 480 ), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 3,072 x 2,304 (Large), 3,072 x 1,728 (Widescreen)which has these settings and aLL should have the same options for smaller file sizes and making your own choices to use superfine and fine Fuji s9000 Still Images and Movie sizesQuality setting 9M 9N Number of pixels 3488 X 2616 Lrg WideImage data size 4.5 MB 2.2 MB Quality setting 3:2Number of pixels 3696x2464 LrgImage data size 2.2 MB Quality setting 5m Number of pixels Med1 2592x1944 Image data size 1.2 MB Quality setting 3mNumber of pixels Med2 2048 X 1536Image data size 780 KB Quality setting 2m Number of pixels Med3 1600 X 1200 Image data size 630 KB Quality setting 0.3m Number of pixels Sma 640X 480 Image data size 130 KBMovie sizesQuality setting Raw (30 fps) Number of pixels 640X 480 Image data size 18.8 MBQuality setting 640 (30 fps)Number of pixels 320x240 Image data size - -
Date published: 2019-04-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointing!Loved many of the features of this camera especially the viewfinder. Would have been a great camera for taking bird photos except that the image quality was generally poor. I returned the camera and will stick with my SX50 until hopefully Canon produces a revised version of the SX70.
Date published: 2018-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgrade for worn out sx40There were so many features on my older camera that I didn't want to lose, including the optical sight. This is new and improved
Date published: 2019-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long time customer disappointedand the compact size of the product line. This is the 5th PowerShot camera I have purchased.Each successive camera model has been an improvement over the previous one until the SX70 HS. This review reflects 56 years of photography experience, 32 of which I was a photography teacher. I am also a published photographer is numerous books, magazines, and on the web.The new SX70 HS is a drastic step backwards from the SX60 HS. Features critical to professional level photography have been eliminated or have been made much harder to access. In many cases, critical features have been replaced with features that reflect “cell phone” level mentality, no longer meeting the needs of serious photographers. Here is a comprehensive list of irritating SX70 HS design flaws:1. Dropping the auxiliary flash hot shoe on the top of the camera.2. Eliminating “Exposure Bracketing” as a permanent “always on” option in nearly all shooting modes. In the SX70 HS AEB bracketing is almost useless, as it defaults to “OFF” every time the camera is turned off. The only way get exposure bracketing stay on full time is to custom program it into a C1 or C2 custom setting. AEB bracketing is also now deeply buried in camera menu settings, and is NO longer easily changeable on the viewing screen.3. Dropping the “snow scene” setting from Scene modes. Most of North American has significant snow in winter. That setting in the SX60 HS was extremely accurate for snow scenes. What were Canon software engineers thinking?????4. The HDR shooting mode has been eliminated. For serious photographers, that was the perfect “go to setting” for difficult lighting situations as a back up to exposure bracketing.5. Reducing the native file resolution from 180 dots per inch to “web sized” 72 dots per inch. Perfect for cell phones, not for photographers. Using the SX60 HS with its native files size of 180 dots per inch, I have easily been producing “gallery quality” 13” x 19” prints when the files are upsized to 360 dots per inch in PhotoShop. Sorry to say, 72 DPI files coming from the SX70 HS show unexceptable grain in the 13”x19” print size, evenwhen the resolution is raised to 360 DPI before any editing is done. This is amateur hour design!6. Eliminating the painted millimeter zoom markings on the lens barrel. The digital zoom reading in the viewfinder is woefully imprecise. For certain subjects, it is critical to zoom to a precise millimeter number to avoid distortion. 7. In the SX70 HS, the leveling guide feature is no longer available in all shooting modes. It worked great in the SX60 HS.8. Two of the new Scene modes, the Culinary and the Selfie mode have apparently replaced the above mentioned Snow scene and HDR shooting functions Those two new ones belong on a cell phone, not on a high end PowerShot SX70 HS. This is amateur hour design!9. While I applaud the reintroduction of the panoramic mode to the PowerShot line, the version in the SX70 HS has a limited fixed format. My older Powershot SX1 was able to produce panoramas as long as I wanted, with the provided stitching software. In conclusion, I have never been so disappointed in a Canon camera product upgrade. If I had it in my power as the CEO of Canon, USA, I would assign the Powershot SX70 HS software design team the task of fixing as many of the deficiencies listed above with a firmware update to Version 1.2! The omission of the flash unit is not fixable, unfortunately. I am praying that when the Powershot SX80 HS comes out in a few years, that Canon's software engineers get their “photographic” act together and stop thinking like cell phone junkies! I cannot recommend the new SX70 HS for serious photographers! You have a huge generation of baby boomer serious photographers you should be marketing to, but regrettably Canon has missed its mark with the degradation of the Powershot line with the SX70 HS. If you need a high end all in one bridge camera, I would recommend the Canon Powershot G3 X. I bought that model for my husband and he will let me borrow it!ONE MORE NOTE...in previous reviews one revue complained about the SX70 HS not taking camera filters. Yes, it does with adapter ring. See the accessories listing for the camera. And another comment complained that the SX70 HS does not shoot RAW...yes it does, but that change setting is buried in a camera setting MENU item.I was so looking forward to loving my new SX 70 HS, as much as I loved my SX 60 HS, so having to write a review like this, breaks my heart!including publishing credits, as examples of why the SX70 is missing the mark.
Date published: 2019-09-06T00:00:00-04:00